Pap Smear Test?
. I did a pap smear test last week but 23 hours beforehand I checked with a gynecologist and opened my vagina using a speculum and given lubricant. Are my pap smears accurate or not? Explanation please
The PAP smear is an examination used to detect cervical cancer caused by HPV infection of the cervix. Pap smear examination is an examination with a high degree of accuracy.
If you checked 23 hours earlier at an obstetrician and carried out an internal examination and given a lubricant, this will not affect the results of your pap smear. Because it will not change your cervical cells.
However, there are several conditions that may affect the results of the Pap smar, such as infection in the female area, inflammation, menstruation or contraceptive use.
Therefore, after the results of your pap smear come out, you should consult directly with a gynecologist, so that the doctor can analyze the results directly.
The following is an article that you can read about the pap smear
may be useful. thank you